Senior Safety Officer

Phu Bia Mining

7th Floor, Capital Tower 23 Singha That Luang Saysetha Vientiane Capital



Senior Safety Officer

  • Be part of a high-performing mining company, multi-cultural team environment
  • Provide an excellent safety to everyone within Operations
  • Generous salary and benefits package – PKM 14 days on, 7 days off roster


PanAust Limited is an Australian-headquartered copper and gold producer in Laos, with pre-development and exploration assets in Laos, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Company is focused on a sustainable business model associated with the production and sale of copper and gold, delivery of production goals and growth.

In Laos, PanAust owns a 90 per cent interest in the Lao-registered company, Phu Bia Mining. The Government of Laos owns the remaining 10 per cent. Phu Bia Mining owns and operates PanAust Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation.

This is a unique time to join Phu Bia Mining. The Company’s Phu Kham Copper-Gold and Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operations are world-class in terms of safety, production and performance. The Company is committed to continuing to deliver outstanding operational results while developing a mine closure plan that will provide sustainable outcomes for the Government and people of Laos.

By joining the Phu Bia Mining team, you will have the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural environment, where you will be supported by experienced expatriates and Lao supervisors who will provide you with training and development and the opportunity to develop and improve your English language skills. You will be rewarded with a generous salary and benefits package, including family medical insurance and performance bonuses.

We offer many different career opportunities at our mine and exploration sites and in our Vientiane office; and as an employer who values diversity, we encourage women to apply for all available positions. Our modern mine camps provide great Lao, Asian and Western food, sport and recreational facilities and housekeeping services. Site-based employees work a roster of 20 days on, 8 days off or 14 days on, 7 days off for shift work, while Vientiane – based employees work 5 days per week with 2 days off.

This position is based at our Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation. Reporting to the Safety Supervisor, this is a very busy and interesting job, which you will have the opportunity to deal with many departments. You will spend most of your time in the field in different working areas and coach personnel to carry out safe work practices.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Take a leading role in safety management by demonstrating and promoting safe work practices at all times
  • Provide positive leadership in safety practices and display exemplary safety behaviors
  • Coach personnel in the field to the required safety behaviors
  • Identify work place hazards and assist supervisors and workers to implement effective controls
  • Preparing and presenting safety themes at toolbox talks for all departments
  • Monitoring of safety performance against Phu Bia Mining standards
  • Monitoring of INX to ensure incidents, hazards and JSO are recorded in a timely manner
  • Attend incidents, assist supervisor to manage the incident area take photos an statements, translate into Lao and communicate to key personnel
  • Stop work when it is unsafe to continue
  • Conducting workplace inspections to ensure that employees are following safe work procedures
  • Updating inspection, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and other safety information into the safety system
  • Translating safety documents from Lao to English and English to Lao
  • Gathering data, compiling information and preparing reports
  • Assisting in incident investigations

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • Degree qualification is desirable, but not essential
  • Previous work experience in an operational area
  • Understanding of safety principles will be highly regarded
  • Good written and verbal communication in English and Lao language, combined with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, with experience in INX an advantage
  • Strong team player
  • Current drivers licenses and fitness for work

If you are interested in applying for the position, we encourage you to apply online via our website at






Phu Bia Mining

Phu Bia Mining

7th Floor, Capital Tower 23 Singha That Luang Saysetha Vientiane Capital

Telephone : +856 21 268 000

"Phu Bia Mining Limited (PBM) is a leading corporate presence in Laos and a major copper and gold producer in Southeast Asia. PBM’s producing assets are the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and the Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation. With an active exploration program, the company has a portfolio of growth projects in Laos. The company is a strong contributor to the Lao economy, with total investments of over US$1.4 billion and over $500 million in payments made to the Government of Laos since the beginning of operations. PBM employs over 3,255 staff – 92 per cent of its total workforce are Lao nationals - many of whom come from communities in the vicinity of its operations. PBM’s community development programs have been recognised internationally and, more importantly, by the Government of Laos as making a strong contribution to rural socio-economic development.”

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